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5:30 PM ET, October 30, 2010

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J.P. Freire / Beltway Confidential:
“Rally to Resore Sanity” pledges to “strictly prohibit filming” at National Mall  —  Irony reaches new heights as Comedy Central is going to “strictly prohibit filming” of the Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive.  PJTV's Washington Bureau chief Richard Pollock inquired …
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Dave Itzkoff / The Caucus:
Live Blog: ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’  —  Andy Geremiah and Scott Petersen, both from Southington, Conn., walk through the crowds with Stewart and Colbert's faces carved into their pumpkins prior to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington.
Washington Post:
Rally to Restore Sanity: ‘If we amplify everything, we hear nothing’  —  Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the first names in fake-news anchormen, drew throngs of exuberant supporters to Washington on Saturday for a televised and live-streamed joint rally that shut down streets, overloaded the transit system and flooded the Mall.
The Politico:
Jon Stewart points finger at media  —  Jon Stewart has met the enemy, and it's the media.  —  The Comedy Central comedian and “Daily Show” host walked a fine line between politics and humor Saturday as he gathered tens of thousands on the National Mall for his “Rally to Restore Sanity.”
Discussion: CNN
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Democrats Recruit Volunteers Outside Stewart-Colbert Rally  —  Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may not want an overtly political rally on Saturday, but the Democratic National Committee is doing everything it can to capitalize on the event.  —  Volunteers and staff members from the headquarters …
Louise Radnofsky / Washington Wire:
Counting the Crowd: Hard to Do for Jon Stewart's Rally  —  How many people are on the National Mall for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert?  The final answer?  We don't know.  —  Mr. Stewart opened the rally with an allusion to the difficulties of figuring this out, proposing to the assembled crowd, “We're going to count them all.”
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Stewart-Colbert rally draws tens of thousands
Discussion: msnbc.com, Doug Ross and Weasel Zippers
Coordinator / ABC News' Press Room:
Breitbart's Participation in ABC News Digital Town Hall Event Draws Fire  —  The following is attributable to Andrew Morse, Executive Producer, ABC News Digital:  —  Since conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart announced on his website that he was going to be a participant …
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Why our elections are a joke —  the mainstream news is now hiring professional clowns to do its election night coverage  —  Send In The Clowns  —  ABC has hired Andrew Breitbart and his lying little helper Dana Loesch to do election night coverage.  Seriously.
Coordinator / ABC News' Press Room:   ABC NEWS ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE AVAILABLE TO CONSUMERS EVERYWHERE
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Lisa, are you going to shut down my Facebook page for writing this?  —  Yesterday, Lisa Murkowski's hired guns threatened radio host Dan Fagan, and more importantly, the station that airs Fagan's show, with legal action for allegedly illegal “electioneering.”
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Clinton rallies base, slams ‘fact-free’ GOP midterm campaign  —  CANTON, Ohio — A fiery former President Bill Clinton rallied the Democratic faithful in Ohio on Saturday, where several of the party's incumbents face long odds Tuesday.  —  Clinton rallied with Gov. Ted Strickland and freshman …
Discussion: CNN
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Damien Cave / New York Times:
Bill Clinton's Role in Florida Senate Race Seems to Cost Democrat Some Black Votes
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and msnbc.com
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
House Dems who pushed health bill to passage face grim Election Day
Discussion: Wake up America
Jon Ralston / Las Vegas Sun Blogs:
Republicans lose ground for second straight day in early voting, maintain turnout percentage edge  —  Republicans lost ground to the Democrats in the urban counties on the largest and last day of early voting Friday, surely giving Democrats hope that a surge to blunt the GOP momentum could carry over into Election Day.
Discussion: Daily Kos, National Review and POLISING
Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Obama urges cooperation after election, calls GOP remarks ‘troubling’  —  President Obama urged Republicans and Democrats to work together to solve the nation's economic issues regardless of the outcome of Tuesday's midterm elections.  —  In his weekly address Saturday …
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CQ-Roll Call / The Eye:
Rich Iott Won't Commit to Backing Boehner for Speaker
msnbc.com:
Yemen: Woman detained in terror bomb plot  —  More packages examined for explosives; U.S. suspects al-Qaida affiliate  —  Yemeni authorities on Saturday arrested a woman thought to be involved in sending explosive packages headed to the United States and were searching for more suspects believed linked …
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Private School Civility Gap  —  Education reform is all the rage these days.  —  It's no longer just the weighty obsession of parents with few options scrambling to get a child into a better school.  It has also become the “it” topic of the cocktail crowd, including many parents with children …
Wall Street Journal:
The Education Manifesto  —  Michelle Rhee and Adrian Fenty on what they learned while pushing to reform D.C.'s failing public schools.  —  Michelle Rhee and Adrian Fenty tour an elementary school in June 2007.  —  Our time in office and in charge of the school system of Washington, D.C., is quickly drawing to an end.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Joanne Jacobs
The White House:
Weekly Address: President Obama Calls on GOP Leadership to Put Aside Partisan Politics and Focus on Strengthening the Economy  —  WASHINGTON - In his weekly address, President Obama called the recent comments by the GOP leadership, which put scoring political points over solving the problems facing …
Discussion: The Plum Line
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Jesse Lee / White House.gov Blog Feed:
Weekly Address: Working Together on the Economy
8newsnow.com:
Sharron Angle Asked Tough Policy Questions  —  LAS VEGAS — It is going to be a busy final weekend for Sharron Angle and Harry Reid.  The Republican candidate has declined all of 8 News NOW's requests for interviews about her positions on the issues.  —  She is in Las Vegas …
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Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Angle bans TV crews from election eve
 
 
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Aaron Worthing / Patterico's Pontifications:
WTF?!  Islamofascist at the Rally to Restore Sanity?! …
Discussion: Pajamas Media, Mediaite, Hot Air and TPMDC
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Is Housing Inherently Bubbly?
Discussion: Angry Bear
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Virginians share lesson learned: GOP in power not so bad
Discussion: National Review
Wall Street Journal:
Swing Voters Are Flocking to GOP
Discussion: Don Surber, The Note and The Page
Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
MoveOn supporter remorseful after roughing up conservative in Arizona
David Lightman / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Poll: Voter pessimism helps GOP in 4 states Obama won
 Earlier Items: 
Florida Times Union:
Altered documents allow Carroll's firm into city contract program
Discussion: The Reid Report
Zachary Roth / Yahoo! News:
Parents told to leave disabled kids at homeless shelters
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Palins to campaign for Raese
Atrios / Eschaton:
Vote  —  It's been a bit of mystery to me why there's …
Discussion: Booman Tribune